One of the not-so-great moments in your life may include receiving the suggestion for your child to receive a root canal. We understand that this may come as quite a shock and that this restorative treatment may seem like something you would like to protect your child from experiencing. However, we would like you to forget everything you’ve ever heard about root canals and focus on this fresh information: Root canal treatment can comfortably save your child’s tooth, while protecting his or her long-term oral health. Sound a lot better than what you were assuming? You will enjoy exceptional relief and will find yourself feeling confident about scheduling this treatment for your child once you become familiar with the following details:
Before you even bring your child to his or her first dental appointment, you may find yourself faced with the experience of explaining your little one’s upcoming appointment. You may have some hesitation because what you want to do is to make sure your child feels relaxed and happy about the dental visit and all visits to follow. However, you may feel a bit unprepared. For a boost in confidence and to start things off on the right foot, give the following a glance before you begin talking to your son or daughter about dental care:
Do you sing, “Just a spoonful of sugar” to your little ones as you convince them to take their medicine? Perhaps you’re simply a lifelong fan of Mary Poppins and her magical ways. Whatever your connection to this Disney classic, you can now share the experience with your children during an upcoming event.
One of the not-so-lovely facts of life is that teeth can become dislodged, particularly in the case of a serious impact to one’s face. Though we feel hopeful you never have to experience witnessing your child losing a tooth this way, kids have a tendency to have minor accidents or sudden run-ins with other kids and objects as they play, particularly when team sports are involved. The great news is that we offer emergency dentistry to quickly address your child’s tooth. Rather than show up unprepared, however, we encourage you to learn a bit more about what to do to when your child deals with a knocked-out tooth, so you feel prepared and relaxed. Learn more with the following:
Sometimes the biggest questions you face regarding your child’s dental care are the simplest in nature. For instance, trying to decide when to begin providing your child with dental checkups can be quite confusing, particularly if this is your first baby. The good news is that all of our patients have parents dealing with the same types of concerns. We encourage you to contact us to ask your questions, so we can help you feel comfortable about your little one’s care. In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at the following common questions (and answers) we often receive from patients:
You know that a crown is a hollow, artificial structure shaped to cover your child’s damaged or weak back teeth. You may not know, however, why this restorative treatment is essential. The wonderful news is that dental crowns offer many benefits for your child’s smile. Unlike your own teeth, which are already completely developed, your child’s teeth are still growing. By protecting them along the way, we can ensure your son or daughter’s full smile is beautiful, healthy, and prepared to remain that way for years to come. Ready to learn more about the advantages of crowns, so you feel confident about protecting your child’s tooth? Read further:
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Scheduling an appointment to address your child’s tooth decay can bring with it a wellspring of emotions. Fortunately, these feelings can all be positive ones, thanks to the fact that we offer tooth-colored fillings for pediatric cavities. You may have heard of this restorative treatment for adults, too. You see, unlike metal fillings, which are composed of mercury-containing amalgam, our fillings are made of composite. This synthetic acrylic-resin material provides patients with an exceptional array of advantages. Ready to learn more about why you and your child should be smiling about your little one’s upcoming visit? Find out more with the following:
When the day finally arrives, you will probably find yourself jumping for joy: It’s time for your child to begin brushing independently. This marks a very exciting moment in your child’s life and dental hygiene journey. However, you may find that equal to your enthusiasm is a feeling of hesitation. You may wonder how to best help your son or daughter along during this portion of learning how to brush effectively. First, we suggest that you wait until your child reaches the age of about six or seven before you begin independent brushing. Then, of course, we recommend that you take the following tips into consideration for an enjoyable experience:
You know that it is extremely important it is to schedule consistent dental checkups to maintain healthy teeth and gums (and more). However, we are very familiar with the fact that though many patients follow our suggestions for committed care, they are not quite sure what makes checkups so significant. To find out more about how scheduling checkups for your child will assist in keeping your son or daughter’s smile healthy – and your little one feeling comfortable – consider the following information: